The European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) is a non-profit, autonomous and independent institute with a public mission to support European Integration through the provision of training and consultancy services as well as comparative research and publications on European policies and law, public administration (including the justice sector) and decision-making in the European Union (EU).
The general aim of the Institute is to provide relevant, tailor made and high-quality services to develop the capacities of public administrations, judicial bodies, legal practitioners and the officials working therein.
The project is lead by EIPA through its European Centre for Judges and Lawyers (ECJL) in Luxembourg with active support and substantive input from other EIPA entities.
The ECJL was created in 1992 with the mission to provide EIPA services to members of the judiciaries, ministry of justice officials and private practicing lawyers on the transposition, interpretation, application and enforcement of EU law and jurisprudence, judicial and law enforcement co-operation, comparative law as well as on the administration and quality of justice and change management in judicial systems.
EIPA Luxembourg can train and accompany target groups on assessing needs and developing change management strategies in various structures of legal systems, covering public sectors structures such as courts, but also private sectors needs, for instance when working with bars and law societies.
The Centre is managed by a Director, who in addition to his management and quality control responsibilities also has specific project management and training/consultancy tasks under various contract activities.
The ECJL currently has 19 resident staff members, of whom 10 are Faculty staff and five are Programme Organisers.
EIPA’s official languages are English and French, and in addition to their mother tongue, all staff members (Faculty and PO members) are required to be fluent in at least one of these and to have a good knowledge of the other.
- Check the 2013-2014 survey on Training Lawyers in EU Law from the document section.
- This survey provides the basis for the first Europe-wide state of play on trainingof lawyers, more specifically regarding EU law.
- “Good practices” is a very generic concept which can pertain to different aspects and stages of the preparation, organisation and implementation of professional training of lawyers.
This document proposes to evaluate which good practices can apply to different aspects of organisation, delivery and assessment of training activities
- Different criteria should be used to determine whether a specific aspect of the organisation and implementation of an activity related to professional training of lawyers is a good practice.
- National training systems for lawyers
Building trust in EU-wide justice: A new dimension to European Judicial Training - COM(2011) 551 final
2011 Communication from the European Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the Euroepan Economic and Social Committee and the Commitee of the Regions about European Judicial Training